David Greaves Limburg 1944 ~ 2011

David Greaves Limburg passed away quietly at his home on Wed., April 6, 2011 of neuroendocrine carcinoma. He was born July 1, 1944 in Ogden, Utah, the first child of Paul David and Emma Geneal Greaves Limburg. His family settled in Bountiful, Utah when he was young. Favorite pastimes were ham radio, racing homer pigeons, deer hunting with his dad, and being on his Uncle Ross's farm. When he was 13, he and his father earned their Eagle Scout Awards together. In his senior year at Bountiful High School, Dave joined the Army Reserve and served six months of active duty following graduation. After attending the University of Utah for three quarters, he served an LDS mission to Scotland for two years with Elder David B. Haight as his Mission President. His father passed away soon after he started his mission. After graduating from the U of U in Molecular and Genetic Biology, he married his sweetheart, Suzanne Challis, in the Salt Lake Temple on June 18, 1968. He completed four years of medical school in 1972, followed by an Army internship at Walter Reed Medical Center in Washington, D.C. After a two year pathology residency at the U of U, he decided he wanted to try family medicine. The family moved to Fillmore, Utah, in May of 1975 where he gave himself to serving the medical needs of that community for 26 years. He was loved by his patients for his compassion and caring manner. He was a Fellow of the Academy of Family Practice and served as the Deputy Medical Examiner for Millard County during the time he practiced medicine. He also served in the Jeep Posse. David was a man of diverse interests. He was known for his amazing memory and thorough knowledge of many, many subjects-a result of his great curiosity and love of reading. The world around him fascinated him. He loved to work with natural materials such as wood and stone and created many works of beauty in his home and yard. Cooking was a favorite diversion-especially Cajun-- and he loved involving his family in all his activities. He was so proud of his children and grandchildren and loved spending time with them. He always loved nature and spent much time outdoors-river running, hiking, back-packing, hunting, fishing, camping, sailing and traveling. He had a goal to see all the National Parks, and he came close. Living in Millard County gave him a love of the West Desert and especially Notch Peak - a favorite to hike with his family and friends. Marathoning, tennis and skiing were also favorite outdoor activities. The Fine Arts were another passion. He sang with the Utah Oratorio Society and in Messiah productions in Salt Lake City or Fillmore almost every year. He was a founding member of the Community Choir in Fillmore and soloed for several years in their annual Messiah productions. As president of the Fillmore Civic Arts Council, he worked to bring the arts to the rural community he had come to love so much. He held season tickets to the Utah Opera from its beginning, loved classical and Bluegrass music, and enjoyed theater-especially Shakespeare. Banjo was his instrument, and he played with the Old Time Fiddlers in Millard County when he had time. As an active member of The LDS Church he served in many callings including Scout Master, a counselor in two bishoprics, Bishop, High Council, ward choir leader and Gospel Doctrine teacher. As Bishop he completed Woodbadge training. Highlights in his life were serving two missions with his wife: the first to Guatemala, where they taught medical English to students in a rural medical school, and also a mission to Chile serving as Area Medical Advisor to the nine missions there. The mission to Chile was cut short by his diagnosis of cancer, and this was a great sorrow for him. The couple also participated in four short humanitarian expeditions to Latin America through CHOICE Humanitarian previous to their full-time LDS missions. Through his life of service, Dave touched the lives of thousands of people who came to love him and will miss him dearly. Dave is survived by his wife, Suzanne Challis Limburg; children: Julie (Brock) Stout, Jill (Seth) Mulder, John (Traci) Limburg, Paul (Nancy) Limburg, Challis (Nancy) Limburg and Micaela (Travis) Hess; mother, Emma Geneal Greaves Limburg Smith; brother, Douglas (Amy) Limburg, sisters: Marsha (Robert) Bradbury, Eileen (Keith) Salmon, and Lisa (Charles) Ecker ; Step-siblings: Ada Rae Chabries, Rulon N. Smith, Joel Smith, George Smith, Jeniel Vereline and Sheryl Alder; and 24 grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his father, Paul D. Limburg, step-father, Rulon Smith, and son-in-law, Scott Kessler. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, April 12, 2011 at 11:00 am at the Fillmore Stake Center, 21 South 300 West, Fillmore, Utah. Friends and family may call Monday, April 11th from 6-8 p.m. at the Pahvant Senior Citizen Center, 55 South 400 West, Fillmore and from 9-10:30 a.m. prior to the services. Burial will be at the Fillmore City Cemetery. Online condolences and memories may be sent through rasmussenmortuary.com In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the LDS Church Perpetual Education or Missionary Funds, or to the David and Suzanne Limburg Community Service Scholarship Fund at Millard High School.